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The First Lady of Georgia Visits Prinsendam

The First Lady of Georgia Visits Prinsendam

Prinsendam made a maiden call at Batumi, Georgia, this week, and the call was made even more special by a visit by Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs. Cruise Director Thomas Faulkner sent us an account of the day’s events: Holland America Line’s ms Prinsendam’s call to Batumi, Georgia, included many firsts. As a maiden…   read more of “The First Lady of…”

Mariners Earn New Rewards for Loyalty

As soon as you finish your first cruise on Holland America Line, you automatically become a member of the Mariner Society. Besides the honor of the designation, being a Mariner just got a lot more valuable with the launch of the new Mariner Society Rewards Program. Holland America Line is implementing a four-tiered loyalty program…   read more of “Mariners Earn New…”

She Cycled Across Canada to Cruise on Volendam

She Cycled Across Canada to Cruise on Volendam

Volendam Cruise Director Michelle Worthley sent us this photo and story: Sidny Ginsberg, from New York, is currently a guest on board the ms Volendam and recently participated as a cyclist with the not-for-profit organization called Bike & Build which raises funds for affordable housing projects. Sidny recently cycled the Northern Route from New Hampshire,…   read more of “She Cycled Across…”

Mama Lou — Truly an Ambassador

Mama Lou — Truly an Ambassador

When I first met Louise Meis, or as we all fondly call her, Mama Lou, I wondered why everybody knows her and why she has a great sense of familiarity of everything around her. She has a HAL name tag that identifies her as Ambassador. My curiosity led me to get to know this wonderful…   read more of “Mama Lou — Truly…”

Congratulations to Susan Zentmyer!

The winner of the “Test Your HAL IQ: Crew Uniforms” is Susan Zentmyer from San Diego, Calif.! She was the first person to send in all five correct answers. Congratulations! Susan has been on three Holland America Line cruises (19-day Panama Canal in ’07, 10-day Sea of Cortez in ’08 and a 15-day Circle Hawaii…   read more of “Congratulations to…”

Rotterdam Becomes the ‘Love Boat’

Rotterdam Becomes the ‘Love Boat’

Recently a guest aboard Rotterdam had the surprise of her life when her fiance proposed to her from shoreside. Rotterdam maneuvered toward him on its way out to sea from the port of Rotterdam so that she could read the sign. The guest was shown where to stand on deck, and her mother had a…   read more of “Rotterdam Becomes…”